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May 14, 2007

Albany-  Monday was Law Day. In Albany, the focus of this year's Law Day was empowering youth, assuring democracy. Before a room of prospective jurors, the Dougherty County Bar Association and Judge Loring Gray honored this year's six Law Day essay winners.

Students in each of Dougherty County's High and Middle Schools were encouraged to write an essay about the challenges facing America's teens. All three high school winners were from Albany High School.  "The things that they can do is get involved in more things around the community that would help them to stay out of negative things that could hurt them," said First Place High School essay winner Marquis Clinton.

"It made me think about my future and my past and teach me to push myself to do better in school and outside of school and not to get in trouble with other things like gang related, smoke drugs, anything like that," said Derrick Hall, third place Law Day essay winner.

Other winners included Birana Dailey, Zomona Riggins, Veronica Allen and Jenaye Green. This year's Liberty Bell Award went to Ed Deming, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.

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